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    cry a tear or cry some tears

    Hi,
    The following words are from a website, which have been shortened by me:

    If you’re scared
    hide your eyes,
    (cover eyes)
    If you’re sad,
    cry a tear, (boo hoo)
    If you’re angry ,
    stomp your feet, (stomp, stomp)
    If you’re happy ,
    shout, “Hooray!” (Hooray!)

    Please tell me what the red words mean. "cry” is usually accompanied with many tears rather than "a tear".
    Thank you in advance
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Aug-2013 at 23:44. Reason: Removed link to unconnected website

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    Re: cry a tear or cry some tears

    Quote Originally Posted by longxianchen View Post
    Hi,
    The following words are from a website, which have been shortened by me:

    If you’re scared
    hide your eyes,
    (cover eyes)
    If you’re sad,
    cry a tear, (boo hoo)
    If you’re angry ,
    stomp your feet, (stomp, stomp)
    If you’re happy ,
    shout, “Hooray!” (Hooray!)

    Please tell me what the red words mean. "cry” is usually accompanied with many tears rather than "a tear".
    Thank you in advance
    I can't find any reference to crying or being angry in the link you posted.

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    Re: cry a tear or cry some tears

    To "cry a tear" implies a little sadness-temporary and not very serious. Since the verb cry=water coming from the eyes (tears), in general usage, we normally just say "cry". I hope this helps!

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